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Iola Chen

Concord Carlisle High SchoolClass of 2023Carlisle, Massachusetts



  • "What is the role of GMOs in a future of regenerative agriculture" with mentor Jessica (Oct. 19, 2022)

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What is the role of GMOs in a future of regenerative agriculture

Started Mar. 22, 2022

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Iola is interested in exploring what the role of GMOs may play in the future of regenerative agriculture, if any. Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and plays an important part in how we address climate change; it is also an industry that will be most affected by it in in the coming decades. Already, we are seeing the devastating effects of fires, droughts, and storms on this industry. GMOs can be a way to make agriculture more resilient -- but it also has been historically controversial and further, could face significant opposition from organic and regenerative agriculture advocates. How should we think about where GMOs should and shouldn't be used as population grows and as we continue to seek to solve climate change?